With its heritage stemming from their downhill bike, the Supreme DH, we like the way Commencal are thinking with their new bike, the Supreme SX.
A bike for riding harder rather than faster....
The Supreme SX is an all mountain or enduro bike which, Commencal say, is designed to take the biggest, gnarliest lines all in its stride but also to climb like a champ on the way back up.
We checked out their recent press release and this is what they had to say:
The Supreme SX sports 180mm of travel and a high pivot point suspension design, check out the point of the main pivot where the seat stay meets the seat tube. There are numerous advantages to such a system such as optimised wheel path, reduced kickback, and anti-squat for better pedalling.
Using this design means the rear wheel moves backwards absorbing big hits with ease, this rearward axle path extends the chainstay length, bringing more stability and grip, simple and effective. To counter the influence of the chain, there is an idler positioned near the main pivot, which eliminates harmful kickback, a design that Commencal say means suspension unaffected by the chain.
Commencal Supreme SX in orange
Commencal Supreme in Black
- Travel: 180mm
- Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3 180mm
- Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 230 x 65
- Crank: SRAM Descendant 32t
- Rear Mech: SRAM GX 11-speed
- Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200mm/200mm
- 3,600 Euro's
As we haven't yet had a chance to ride a Supreme SX we will have to believe what Commencal say for now but will be looking forward to riding one with anticipation!
Commencal Supreme SX Geometry
For more info go to www.commencal-store.co.uk